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Who's really making our decisions?

| November 27, 2007 11:00 PM

To the Editor:

Dear Montana phone bill and tax payer: did you know that "We the People" are paying now 51 cents on the dollar we work for (or get in our retirement years) in federal, state, county, city and supra-Government taxes.

"What the heck are these 'supra-Government taxes,' you say? Read your phone bill as I just did. Add up the amounts they take: $9.53 federal and $3.70 state and local charges = $13.23 in taxes we didn't vote on. Oh! You say, "Our rep's voted these revenues, excises, surcharges, funds, etc. for us because we were too stupid to do it ourselves. They will do the thinking for us.

"Say, why didn't you include taxes in the list above?"

Well taxes, like a red flag to a bull, are to the voter that word that gets he/she to thinking, "Why can't our rep's in Government live on, what they get as we have to?"

Our Constitution's Articles and Amendments, that in large, are the civil laws of the 6th to the 10th Commandments. They direct us to live and take care of ourselves to be truly free. Independence is doing it yourself with what you have.

What our Montana House member Rich Jore said, "If it's not in the Constitution you can't do it," is truth's example. To me, it's God's word; our Constitution and family. Borders, language (English), culture (American history) and private property — if you think this is false show me.

Freeman Johnson